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Press oversight, the real kind, is necessary for democracy

In recent weeks, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for ...

Summer has its own rules

It seems to be the season to let things a few things slide

Oh summer! It's the nicest time to be in Wyoming. With our frequent sunshine, vast ...

Self evident

Nearly two and a half centuries later, the DOI still packs power

The capitalization pattern in the Declaration of Independence leaves a lot to be ...

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ...

Fun with fireworks

They are enjoyable -- and dangerous -- so follow common-sense guidelines

One of the real delights of the Fourth of July in Wyoming is the availability ...

'Narrow' markets change U.S. health care

ATLANTA -- The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare.
The Woodstock business ...

Tuesday notes

No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ...

Air service crisis

Other places are trying things we need to consider

The ongoing, statewide crisis of deteriorating airline service is sparking cooperative efforts ...

There's history in the basement

I've found treasures during otherwise mundane manual labor.

It was one of my least-favorite jobs as summer help at the old Wind River Elementary / ...

Selling a candidate isn't like selling beer

Actually, political advertising is worse, and more harmful.

You've heard the argument: About two-thirds of a total of $5.19 billion spent on ...

Cats are part of the Wyoming economy

Lessons of economic interconnectedness are everywhere

Until The Ranger's Mining and Energy edition hit the coffee table, I hadn't thought about the ...

Court says EPA authority broad but not limitless

The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions -- but also ...

Chauncey and Edgar

Thursday's storm most definitely was something you don't see every day

Readers of a certain age will recognize the following quote from the old ...

At last, a real courtroom win for our privacy

Finally, a victory for personal privacy.
In an era of increasing government intrusion into the lives of the governed, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ...

Road work inspired yard work

Have you noticed how Riverview Road is beginning to take on the shape of a fine city street?
No? Has the construction road shaken your brains until you hear ...

National mammal

Our celebration of the bison hardly jibes with its treatment in the past

The push nationally to declare the bison the national mammal of United ...

Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ...

No pigeon holes

Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ...

Energy industry watching new Iraq turmoil

WASHINGTON -- Oil markets are watching in alarm as Sunni militants sweep through northern Iraq, creating havoc and endangering the country's revival into a ...

Tuesday notes

Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ...

 
 

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